Colour Me Happy

Afends Bandcut Dress/ JET Jeans/ Friend of Mine boots/ Ray Ban Aviators

As the saying goes "those who wear black, lead colourful lives". I don't really understand why, when spring rolls around, so many brands and boutiques roll out the rainbow assortment of colours and tell us to embrace the season! 

If your like me and the thought of colour makes you nauseous, you don't need to follow the spring trends of 'brights and colour' and deck yourself out so you look like a technicolour piñata to feel those fresh spring vibes.

I clearly love black...surprise, surprise! I find that it goes with everything and if I need a wardrobe update, its easy for me to just add a new statement accessory or pair of heels/boots to pretty much anything in my wardrobe for an instant update.

In saying that, I am always on the lookout for different washes of black, so when I found this AFENDS Dress on one of my afternoons excessively scrolling through Surfstitch online, I pretty much had to have it.
The beauty of this baby is that it is first and foremost a dress (perfect for summer as well... just front tuck it into some low, slouchy shorts) or wear it as a long tee as I have here with my distressed jeans for a little bit of a 'rocker' vibe.

Lisa xx


I'd sell my soul for some sun

The post holiday blues have set in and Melbourne is being its total amazing self right at this moment (can you sense the sarcasm) Constant rain that seriously hasn't ended since I've landed and gloomy conditions. It is not giving me the best, if any motivation to plan any outfits for spring.

If there is anything that comes as a positive to this weather, its raincoats. They are the best addition to everyones wardrobe and a "can't live without" item here in Melbourne! 

I picked this little spotty number up from Surfstitch, its navy and goes with pretty much everything, is long in length which I am obsessed with currently (I am only buying guys tall tees and jumpers, haha) and has a cute spot print which lightens up an outfit and gives it some contrast to an otherwise muted palette.

If you are looking to add a raincoat to your wardrobe, opt for a lightweight version as it can be worn in pretty much any season, therefore getting your moneys worth, not that they are expensive but giving you some extra cash to splash on something else exciting.



About Time

Wearing: Milk & Honey longline Anorak / RVCA Faded Dress / Witchery Boots / Le Specs The Prince Sunglasses

Spring is approaching, cue everything floral, colourful and bright....my worst nightmare!

If you have been reading my blog over the years, you know that I have a love affair with the term 'dirty grunge'. Meaning I love monochrome, washed greys, anything with rips in it or a rock & roll vibe...not really spring brights, lol!

When trying to get my wardrobe sorted for the upcoming change in season, adding florals or following 'spring trends' make my palms sweat. So when I stumbled across this RVCA dress from Surfstitch with its dark and moody colour palette I literally jumped for joy.

Not only can I wear it as a dress, as pictured above, dressed up with thigh highs, but also dress it down with a pair of heavy set black buckled boots and longline cardi.

The shift style of this dress makes it suitable and flattering for all body shapes and is one of my favourite styles of dress. If your not keen on getting the pins out, or live in Melbourne like me where sometimes thats not an option, you can team this dress with a pair of black skinny jeans and trainers add a longline jacket and you have layered like a pro, without even trying!

Lisa xx

Ps. Im back blogging....as you can see, so make sure you keep an eye out for more posts coming soon


High on life.....or therabouts

                   (Images via Pinterest, Tumblr and Google)

So after 4 years of writing this blog, I needed a break. So many things got to me, you can say life, personal pressures, work, and just day to day mundane living!

It got me thinking about everything, where I am in life, what I feel, what really inspires me?
It took me 8 months to be able to write this post, I haven't wanted to look at my blog for so long as I felt, 'whats the point'. Life can really get to us everyday and we can feel lost in the magnitude that is 'trying to fit the mould'. I would be pretty certain in saying that all of us have been there and have felt so overwhelmed with our own existence, that the thought of running away to some far away place and changing our name would help solve the problem of 'normality'.

The above pictures are my inspirational online 'mood board', what I'm loving right now, what I'm feeling, my inspiration in fashion and what is getting me back to the best version of me. It is a starting block for all my new posts going forward.

I feel like I have finally woken up from a foggy, uninspired existence in the last 8 months to realise I am the one holding the cards to my life and its up to me to do the things that make me happy.... my own way!

Lisa xx


Have You Heard

Wearing: Urban Outfitters Trench coat/ Cotton On basic tee/ One Teaspoon Shorts/ Wittner Boots 
Ray Ban Round Sunglasses

Round is the new square, or so it seems! I have to say that I am definitely a brand loyalist, as I share a continuing love for Ray Ban Aviators.

At last count I had about 11 different pairs, slightly crazy, yes, but when you find a style thats classic, iconic and survives countless attempts of being squashed in its entirety by my rear, I find it hard to argue a better 'must have'.

Fashion is cyclical and as far as the current trends go, round sunglasses are everywhere.
As much as they were the defining ingredient in many outfits of the 60's, I mean, who can forget John Lennon's penchant for them.
This season finds them back again, adorning some of the most stylish throughout Paris, London and New York.

So I think its time we step away from the safety of the aviators and pick up a fresh pair of round sunnies for the summer season.

Lis xx

** Vision Direct have the most extensive range and I find they are the most affordable, making this purchase even more justifiable. ;)

                  For my exact sunglasses click on the link ----> Ray Ban Round Sunglasses


Round She Goes

Wearing: H&M Trench-Mac Coat/ Etrê Cécile Jumper/ Bassike Stripped Tee/ Lee Jeans/ Witchery OTK Boots/ Sportsgirl woolf Sunglasses /ASOS Fringed Suede Backpack

Melbourne, spring! Time to put away the coats and jumpers and put on the tees embracing the endless amounts of sunshine!

Ah....nope, not as yet ladies!
As most of the Melbournites' would know there are many days during spring where it is still cold, miserable and the 'random' sideways rain shower is to be expected, if not guaranteed.

Trench/Duster or Mac Coats are the perfect solution to this unique Melbourne weather phenomenon. These little babies literally march in to save us from the "4 Seasons in one day" kind of weather we are notorious for, shielding us from majority of the untoward weather situations thrown at us.

Versatility, style and classic appeal that will never date, balancing out almost every outfit combination known to woman, is the other major reason why you should not walk but run to add one of these  coats to your wardrobe, as not having one would be a crime.

                                                                       Lis xx


Byron Escape

                                                                                                                                                              Wearing: Bonds Cardi/ Junk Clothing Wasted Youth Jumpsuit/ Converse Rubber All Stars/ Ray Ban Aviators

Yes I got out of Melbourne for a well deserved 'escape'. As much as the weather man has been saying its been the warmest winter in Melbourne for awhile, I beg to disagree! Im not sure if I'm becoming too 'soft' or I need to move but I'm seriously over Melbourne's winter....its time to defost!

Byron Bay would have to be my favourite place in Oz as I love the lifestyle, beaches, food and vibe this place has. It speaks to my inner boho hippie, as there is nothing I love more than kicking back, listening to music by the beach with friends. I think having a simple life is so important!

The wonderful team at Junk Clothing were kind enough to send me some outfits for my Byron escape and the Wasted Youth Jumpsuit that I'm wearing is one of my favourite pieces from the upcoming collection, so easy to throw on and get that boho byron vibe as the days are creeping closer to summer.